Denver Restaurant Review: D Bar Desserts

D Bar Desserts

D Bar Desserts

D Bar Desserts Review

For my friend Austin’s 20th birthday I took her to dinner and dessert at Denver’s “D Bar Desserts”. Despite their name, they do have dinner listed on a menu titled “things we like to eat”. I got the pizza salad sandwich and Austin got the mac ‘n cheese with the night’s special, tempura lobster.

My pizza salad sandwich was really good but, to be honest, I can’t say it was to die for. It was recommend by our D Bar Desserts’ server, and full of many of my favorite things like pesto, goat cheese, mozzarella and greens. The pizza crust, a sandwich bread, was more like a pita and while good, could have been thicker or grilled. I also thought there were too many greens and not enough cheese or pesto. That means a lot coming from me, as I always want my fix of greens and frequently complain about too much cheese.

Austin liked her mac ‘n’ cheese. It was a moderately small portion, which somehow made it seem more upscale next to portions at “Noodles & Company” or “Olive Garden”. It was topped with Panko breadcrumbs and came with a simple side salad. She gave me a bite of her tempura lobster, which I put in my sandwich. It was crispy and greasy, like fried fish should be, but light like tempura.

For dessert I got the “big boy caramel,” a salted chocolate caramel tart with caramel ice cream and an affogato. I was surprised by the very soft, almost liquid, chocolate caramel filling. The flavor was huge. Chocolatey caramel that tasted like true dulce de leche-none of that Werthers crap. I just love how the salt in caramel brings out it’s sweetness on your palate.

Austin had the molten cake everybody has…D Bar Desserts’ molten cake is steamed with a truffle inside. Austin is a shameless chocoholic and that’s why I decided to bring her to a restaurant where it’s all about desserts. The cake was served with Sicilian pistachio ice cream and plump rainier cherries. Luckily, she doesn’t like cherries so I got to mooch those!

Overall, the restaurant was good. The service was prompt and friendly and we were seated on a lovely open air patio. I really appreciated the reasonably moderate portions of dinner, which left us satisfied but with enough room for dessert.

About Anna Marie

Ana Marie is an incoming junior at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is double-majoring in Spanish and Journalism, and hopes to one day have a career that combines those two fields. Ana is a Boulder native and loves fashion, art, cooking, fitness, and spending time with her boyfriend, Mark. Ana is also exploring the world of modeling and hopes it takes kindly to her.